ECC Defender Named to All-American Team

November 29, 2023
East Central College soccer player Jules Denommee has been named 3rd Team All-American for the 2023 season by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII Men’s Soccer committee. Denommee, a freshman defender from Montreal, Canada, was honored on Nov. 28 for this achievement. ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff stated that Denommee’s exceptional work… View Article

Student Athletes Recognized Within Region 16

May 25, 2023
Several East Central College student athletes were recognized for their talent within the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 16. Taylor Hanger, Pacific, a pitcher in her second year at ECC was named to the all-region first team. Hanger led the Falcons throughout the regular season and into the post season, playing the last 12… View Article

Coach Tom Dill to be Recognized with Dugout Naming

April 10, 2023
East Central College is celebrating the college’s first baseball coach, Tom Dill, with the naming of the Taco Bell Field home dugout. The Tom Dill Dugout naming ceremony will be Saturday, May 6, at Taco Bell Field during the Region 16 Tournament hosted by ECC. The naming ceremony will be held between games at approximately… View Article

Benninger Named Men’s and Women’s Soccer Head Coach

August 3, 2022
Joseph Benninger is taking over as the full-time combined men’s and women’s head soccer coach at East Central College. He had been serving as an assistant coach under Coach Martin Clayes, who recently took a position to coach professional soccer. According to ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, Benninger is ready to take the helm… View Article

Baseball Program Earns National Academic Award

July 29, 2022
The American Baseball Coaches Association is recognizing the East Central College baseball program with an ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. The award is given to programs from every level of college — from NCAA Division I to Junior College — and high school baseball teams throughout the nation. The award highlights programs coached by ABCA… View Article

ECC Student Athletes Excel in the Classroom

July 15, 2022
The East Central College Athletic Department continues to excel on the field and in the classroom. The department boasted the second highest Grade Point Average of teams in the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC). ECC’s all-team GPA was 3.021 for the past academic year. In addition, the Falcon Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer… View Article

Omir Santos, Former MLB Player, Reflects on ECC Days

February 14, 2022
In 2001, Omir Santos was the catcher for the last East Central College baseball team to take the field in more than 20 years. After the 2001 season the ECC baseball field was empty for years to come, but Santos was just beginning his career in professional baseball. “I was sad when I heard there… View Article

College Launches Online Holiday Apparel Store

November 10, 2021
The East Central College Bookstore’s holiday online apparel store is now open. The store offers holiday-themed clothing including “ugly Christmas sweaters,” and “vintage truck” apparel. Visit the store at The online store will only be open for a limited time, and it will close Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 11:59 p.m. The college partnered with… View Article

Akot Named NJCAA Region 16 Player of the Year

November 3, 2021
East Central College sophomore Stephen Akot was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Region (NJCAA) Region 16 DII Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. The award goes to the player receiving the most votes from the region coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. Akot, a native of Dronten, Netherlands, is in his… View Article

Clark Named NJCAA Player of the Year

November 2, 2021
East Central College volleyball player Trinity Clark was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 16 DII Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year. Clark helped her team win the region championship and she will continue her impressive defensive play Saturday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. at ECC when the Falcons play Kirkwood Community… View Article